Parliament to policy: Top 10 moments of Modi Sarkar in 30 days
From swearing-in ceremony to first foreign visit to Bhutan, we track PM Modi's first 30 days in office and bring to you the top 10 moments of the 'Modi sarkar'. Modi Sarkar: Top 10 controversiesindia Updated: Jun 24, 2014 17:49 IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party's Narendra Modi had sought 60 months from the Indian electorate to transform the country. After taking charge as the Prime Minister of India, he was quick in framing rules for his ministers and took some strong decisions.
From his swearing-in ceremony to his first foreign visit to Bhutan, we track the PM's first 30 days in office and bring to you the top 10 moments of the 'Modi sarkar'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited leaders of Saarc countries for his swearing-in ceremony on May 26. Modi described the invitation to Saarc leaders as a "right decision at the right time" and said his first major foreign policy initiative had sent out a message to the world about India's strength.
A day after he was sworn in as India's 15th PM, Modi met Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif at Hyderabad House. He asked his Pakistan counterpart to clamp down on terror and fast-track trade to bridge the trust deficit.
In his first address to party colleagues in Parliament, Modi bowed in respect at the steps of the House and gave a 30-minute speech that moved almost everyone present in the Central Hall.
Delivering his first speech in Parliament, the PM spoke of the urgent need to clean up politics, arming the youth with job-acquiring skills and ensuring equitable development. He also lashed out at politicians offering outrageous explanations for a spate of rapes in the country.
Modi instructed his ministers to prepare their respective agenda for the first 100 days in office and ensure their time-bound delivery.
In his first foreign visit after becoming the PM, Modi met Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and called for greater economic ties. Terming the bilateral ties as Bharat to Bhutan (B2B) relations, Modi said India and Bhutan are "made for each other" considering the "glorious" traditional linkages between the two countries.
Modi interacts with secretaries of the government
In his interaction with top bureaucrats, the PM asked them to shake off outdated practices and harness information technology.
When Nawaz Sharif gifted a 'white sari' to Modi's mother, the PM thanked his Pakistani counterpart and took to Twitter to announce this. Earlier, the PM had gifted a shawl to Sharif's mother during latter's visit to India.
In a surprise praise for the PM, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said Modi was looking to turn himself from a "hate figure into an avatar of modernity and progress". "We should acknowledge that this may be the evolution of Modi 2.0 but if Modi 1.0 re-emerges, then we will robustly oppose him," Tharoor said.
In his first domestic outing, after taking charge as the PM, Modi visited India's largest warship, INS Vikramaditya, in Goa. He addressed the naval personnel onboard the ship off the Goa coast, calling the addition of the warship as a historic step and asserted India would not be intimidated by any power.